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The Ordained Roles of Men and Women - Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani Sultanul Awliya - Wednesday, Oct 06, 2010
The Ordained Roles of Men and Women
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani
6 October 2010 Lefke, Cyprus
A`ūdhu billahi min ash-Shaytāni 'r-rajīm. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmāni 'r-Rahīm. Allāhu Akbar! (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Lā ilāha ill-Llah, lā ilāha ill-Llah, lā ilāha ill-Llah Muhammadan Rasūlullāh `alayhi salātullāh. Thumma 's-salātu wa 's-salām `alā jamī`i 'l-anbiyā-i wa 'l-mursalīn wa man tabi`ahum bi ihsānina ila yawmi 'd-dīn. As-salāmu `alayka yā Sāhib az-Zamān, as-salāmu `alayka yā `ibādAllāhi 's-sālihīn, yā RijālAllāh, amidūna bi madadikum.
A`ūdhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajīm! Bismillahi 'r-Rahmāni 'r-Rahīm. Say it, as that brings happiness and peace to people! You must say, Bismillahi 'r-Rahmāni 'r-Rahīm! (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O our Attenders from all people! As-salāmu `alaykum. That is a heavenly greeting to all humanity, who are trying to keep their honor by keeping their human nature. Only those people who insist on not being members of human nature are taking nothing from these blessings, which keep us standing up. (Mawlana Shaykh stands) If those people say, "Bismillahi 'r-Rahmāni 'r-Rahīm. O our Lord! Protect Your weak servants," (Mawlana Shaykh sits) then instantly cursing will be taken away, like when clouds cover everywhere and suddenly a strong wind quickly blows those clouds away. Now people are in need of something to come suddenly and take away that darkness, wildness, unhappiness, and unsuccessfulness.
O People! Come to your Lord, if you are asking to save yourselves here and Hereafter! Come and taslīm, submit to your Lord, Almighty Allāh, and quickly those clouds of cursing will go away. Subhān Allāh, Glory be to Allāh!
O Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban. You are the most mukhātab, addressed ones; you are the target point, and mostly in the line of fire, so that most cursing and lightening is coming on you. Keep yourselves! May Allāh forgive us. Come and listen. It is for your good future on Earth, which will give you honor and pleasure when you leave this planet and pass away from this life. All of us are taking steps; no one is standing. All of us are stepping, and look where you are stepping.
O Salafi `ulamas! The Holy Command of Allāh Almighty is (Mawlana Shaykh stands) wa dhakkir, "And remind people (to remember their Lord)!" (Mawlana Shaykh sits) You must repeat this until people understand and change their wrong steps to true steps; that is the importance of your mission. You have many possibilities to reach from east to west, from north to south. Wa dhakkir! Make them think on it, because now in our days people are drunk, from drinking wine, but also drunk because they are refusing holy ways. They deny the Next Life because they are drunk, and their leaders are more drunk! Everyone is asking to reach an imitated honor in front of their people. Elected ones are trying to make themselves respected leaders, but they are only thinking, "These elections are going to be repeated in two years, three years, five years, and we may have another chance to be in power." Because the thing most wished for by Man is to reach the point of power, because power gives people imtīyāz, superiority. Therefore, people are running to reach that power point. Where is power? Only for One! On Earth, people are asking to be that top one for their nations. Our egos are so dirty, so zhālim, oppressors, so tyrannical! In our days, tyrants in different countries are only looking to always be in power and impose their own ways!
O Salafi `ulamas! Marhaban! Do you know how many times Allāh Almighty is speaking about Fira`oon, Pharaoh? What is the reason? Are you thinking about it or not? His name is mentioned perhaps forty times in Holy Qur'an. Why? Are you asking yourselves this, Salafi `ulamas? Say! Don't fear. Why does Allāh Almighty mention forty times in the Holy Qur'an, "Fira`oon"? Because He is showing, "O People! Your egos are all the same: Fira`oon, Fira`oon, Fira`oon, Fira`oon!" But some of them are not reaching that power point, and cannot show their true, inner Fira`oon statue. Therefore, the Lord of Heavens, (Mawlana Shaykh stands) Allāh Subhānahu wa Ta`ala, is saying, "Yā Muhammad! If I were to give everyone of Adam's children the same chance I gave to Fira`oon, don't think that there will be anyone who is not like him!" (Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O Salafi `ulamas! What do you say about onions? An onion lives for one year. If you plant it, you may use it. If you do not plant it, but leave it in your house, you may find it is getting green shoots from below, roots. Do you think that onion is going to be like an onion in the ground? Never. If the onion finds its place in the Earth, it will automatically grow, but in the warehouse it is cut off from any possibility to grow, because it is not finding what another onion found in the Earth. This is just an example of what you must learn, Salafi `ulamas, because only a handful of people may find the shar`ī shurūt, legal conditions, to reach full power to do everything for their people. But most people are not finding those conditions and so they are finishing.
Allāh Almighty is saying to His most beloved one, Sayyidinā Muhammad (s), (Mawlana Shaykh stands) "O My most beloved and glorified one! (Mawlana Shaykh sits) If I give everyone the conditions I gave to Pharaoh, everyone is going to be similar to Pharaoh." And Man's last demand, his highest aim, is to have the power of Pharaoh! Therefore, in the 21st century, most people are running to be in a station of power. In Pakistan, Turkey, Arabia, Iran, Russia, France, America, people are the same. Everywhere you find someone quarreling. For what? To reach the power point. Therefore, Allāh Almighty sent prophets to teach people about themselves and the real, secret desires in everyone!
Before, people married and lived happily, but now there is a big curse on Mankind. Before, Allāh Almighty gave power to men, as women are created weak. But in the home, among their families', ladies are now saying to their men, "As you have a power, I must have a power too! I am not your servant, to follow you and obey you! No, I must also be in power. Therefore, you must listen to me!" And this is bringing cursing on all people.
O Salafi `ulamas! What are you teaching people? Don't you know that Allāh Almighty is saying: (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِسَاء بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَى بَعْض ٍ وَبِمَا أَنفَقُوا مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ
ar-rijālu qawwāmūna `alā an-nisā bimā fađđala 'Llāhu ba`đahum `alā ba`đin wa bimā anfaqū min amwālihim.
Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allāh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. (an-Nisā, 4:34)
Allāh Almighty is saying, ar-rijālu qawwāmūna `alā an-nisā. (Mawlana Shaykh sits) Why aren't you saying? Because you fear your women! Anyone who fears his wife is at the lowest point from rajulīyyah, manhood, granted by Allāh. Man is loaded with a heavy load for his family, not his wife; his wife is weak. The wife must work in her home, not outside. Now in the 21st century, Man is under the command of their ladies, finished! All troubles and endless problems begin after this point.
O Salafi `ulamas! Teach `ulamas, mulūk, umarā, shaykhs, Arabs, `ajam (non-Arabs); don't sit there and say, "We are Salafi `ulamas." What are you doing? What is your nasīha, advice to people? Say! Give a reminder every day on your broadcasts. Wa dhakkir, "And remind them." You must remind, remind and remind, until everything is put in its own position as the holy orders from Heavens are ordering Mankind! If you are always doing the opposite, you will never finish from troubles and crises. Money is not the cause of crises! The real reason is that everything must be put in its own position, as Allāh Almighty is saying: men work outside, ladies work at home. If you are not doing this, even in millions of years you will not reach anything of value, and you will remain like wild animals in a jungle!
Who is teaching this (that women should work outside, or challenge the authority of their men)? Which prophet taught this? Did Jesus Christ or Moses say this? Or did the Seal of Prophets (s) say we should live like this? Why are they not going to be spoken to. Why are they not fearing to go into the Divine Presence in mosques, synagogues and churches to say, "O our Lord! Look after us and send to us." You are reading the Holy Qur'an; what is it saying about the Children of Israel? (Mawlana Shaykh stands)
أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الْمَلإِ مِن بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِن بَعْدِ مُوسَى إِذْ قَالُواْ لِنَبِيٍّ لَّهُمُ ابْعَثْ لَنَا مَلِكًا نُّقَاتِلْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ
Alam tara ila 'l malā-i min banī Israīla min ba`adi Mūsā idh qālū li nabīyyin lahumu 'b`ath lanā malikan nuqātil fī sabīlillāh.
Have you not seen the congregation of the Children of Israel who demanded of one of their prophets after (the death of) Moses? 'Raise up for us a king,' they said,
'and we will fight in the way of Allāh.'" (al-Baqarah, 2:246)
(Mawlana Shaykh sits) The Children of Israel came and said to their prophet, "O our prophet! Ask from your Lord that He may send a malik, king for us.'" Malik is an Islamic governing system, which is not to select a president, make a parliament, or elect Members of Parliament. How are you following those people using an electoral system, then saying, "We are following an Islamic way." This means no honor and no imān for them! Astaghfirullāh, astaghfirullāh! Everything must be put in its own place and then Allāh Almighty will send His blessings. Now everywhere you can see signs of cursing: hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, fires, or volcanoes. Unexpected things are cursing Man in this world, and Allāh Almighty is asking you to think on it. You must think, "Are we on the right way, and is the Lord of Heavens rewarding us or cursing us?"
Where are the chief holy ones of Christianity and from the Jewish people? Where are the `ulamas of the Muslim world, to make people to think on it? Where are you and why are you not saying these things to people?
من ترك سنتي لم ينل شفاعتي
Man taraka sunnatī lan yanal shafa`atī
He who abandons my sunnah will not get my shafa`ah, intercession.
O People! We are looking and seeing this. It is tayyib; that is a pillar of Islam. Man taraka sunnatī lan yanāl shafa`atī. Astaghfirullāh, astaghfirullāh! Come and hear, and listen! Common people and those who are making a distinguished position for themselves, come and listen! And if you are not coming, listening, and understanding, hurricanes will come on you. Tawbah, yā Rabbī.
This is an offering for our attenders, as Allāh is blessing them! Subhān Allāh. Well done. I am thanking Allāh Almighty for his most beloved one, Sayyidinā Rasoolullāh (s)! (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits) He is making a weak servant to address all people; don't think I am speaking, no. I am only translating what they are offering!
(Mawlana Shaykh prays two raka`at Salāt ash-Shukr.)